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Plans announced for Nobles Wind Project

WORTHINGTON -- Xcel Energy and enXco announced Friday its plans to construct a 201-megawatt wind farm in Nobles County. The project will consist of 134, 1.5-megawatt General Electric wind turbines, which will produce enough power to serve approximately 66,500 homes.

Friday's announcement by Xcel Energy coincides with a 150-megawatt project planned in Dickey and McIntosh counties in southeast North Dakota.

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Julie Buntjer

Julie Buntjer joined the Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at

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